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Jesus is Gone: What’s Next? – Part 1 of 2 – Resetting Expectations of the Church – April 30, 2017

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Share with Friends… SERMON SUMMARY 1. Our lives are shaped by our expectations. Shaped by the Old Testament, the disciples expected God quickly to bring in a physical, national kingdom of Israel with a victorious, messianic ruler who would squash all Gentile opposition. The disciples expected and wanted one thing, but Jesus had something else […]

The Jesus of Easter – Part 4 – The Relevance of the Resurrection – April 16, 2017

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Share with Friends… SERMON SUMMARY The central tenant of Christianity is incredible the claim that Jesus of Nazareth was raised from the dead three days after being crucified. But even if it did happen—does it matter? After all, if it did happen, it happened over two thousand years ago! I’m convinced that Jesus’ resurrection speaks […]

Jesus’ Parables – Lessons to Live By – The Parable of the Sower – Part 1 or 5 – September 11, 2016

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Share with Friends… SERMON SUMMARY Have you ever wondered why some people are open to spiritual truth, whereas others are not? Well, Jesus explained the answer to this mystery through a parable found in Luke chapter 8:4-15, “The Parable of the Sower” (a parable is a story taken from common, everyday life, used to convey […]

Eclipsed – The Mystery Revealed – Ephesians 4 – Part 4 of 6

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Share with Friends… Sermon Summary Today we arrive at the mid-point of the Book of Ephesians, major turning point in its content. We’ve been talking about how Satan’s rebellion eclipsed God’s light in this world. It brought spiritual death to humanity, and the first three chapters explained what God did to solve this problem. That […]

Getting There – Through Fellowship – Part 7 of 8

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Share with Friends… Sermon Summary Sermon Summary In our journey to become more like Christ, real transformation occurs as we allow God’s life to flow through us as we practice those spiritual disciplines which Jesus taught and modeled. One of these disciplines is Biblical fellowship: a deep relational connecting with other believers that intentionally encourages […]

Getting There – Through Time with God in Prayer – Part 4 of 8

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Share with Friends… Sermon Summary Spending time in prayer is a spiritual discipline that is instrumental to the Christian’s journey to become more like Christ. Prayer is vital to our spiritual health and instrumental to life change. However, if we are honest, many of us view prayer as an optional part of the Christian life. […]

Getting There – Intro – Part 1 of 8

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Share with Friends… Sermon Summary Most of us are disappointed with how things have turned out in life. We are disappointed that we aren’t smarter, faster, taller, or more gifted. We wish we were more patient, loving, and kind toward others. We long to become better human beings. But to get there, we’ve got to […]

Modus Operandi – How God Works In His World – Part 2 of 2: The Means God Uses

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Share with Friends… Sermon Summary Modus operandi is Latin for “method of operation”. God’s M.O. is to use “means” to accomplish his will. A “means” is an instrument or a method used to accomplish something. God uses means to bring people into his family, and then he uses means to help us become fully-devoted followers. […]

Because of the Cross – Part 1 of 2: Our Common Confession

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Share with Friends… Sermon Summary First Timothy 3:15-16 introduces a hymn which is older than the New Testament! Believers began singing shortly after Jesus rose from the dead and it quickly spread throughout the churches as a declaration of their faith in the resurrection of Jesus the Messiah. But before Paul quoted the lyrics, he […]

Transformation: Counseling In Community – Part 2 of 2

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Share with Friends… Sermon Summary When confronted with our short-comings, all of us have said: “Well, I’m not perfect! ”. The bad news is that God requires perfection of us (Matthew 5:48). The good news is that God intends to make all of his children perfect (Romans 8:28-30; James 1:2-4). If we will cooperate with […]

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